Ryoji Ikeda ＋/－[the infinite between 0 and 1]
Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda creates at the extremes of sound, light and mathematics to produce complex transformative works of singular beauty. In Paris last year he projected vast blinding white light up into the city's night sky from sixty-four floodlights situated in front of Tour Montparnasse, France's tallest skyscraper. spectra [paris] was a version of spectra [amsterdam], Ikeda's commission for DREAM AMSTERDAM which lit the city's Vondel Park, Van Gogh Museum, Wastergasfabrick cultural space and Java Island.
In April Ikeda presents Ryoji Ikeda +/- [ the infinite between 0 and 1], his first major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). The exhibition includes new commissions, large-scale and audiovisual projections, sound works and sculptural pieces, evolving the synaesthetic effects of Ikeda's earlier works, fusing sound and image in intensely physical experiences.
|Period:||April 2 (Thu)－ June 21, 2009(Sun) Closed on: Monday (except May 4)|
|Opening Hours:||10:00-18:00(tickets available until 17:30)|
|Venue:||Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)|
|Organized by:||Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo|
|Supported by:||Japan Arts Fund|
|Cooperated by:||Forma, Mix Wave, Inc., ALPHASEIKO CO., LTD., HORIUCHI COLOR LTD., Frameman co., Ltd.,
Gallery Koyanagi, Laurent-Perrier, L'Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo,Hewlett-Packerd Japan , Ltd.
|Admission:||Adults 1000yen / College & University Students 800yen / High school & Junior High School & Adults over 65 500yen
*Caution: this exhibition employs strong strobe effects and high-frequency sounds.Visitors with weak hearts,pacemakers or epilepsy should be aware.
|Official Web Site:||http://www.ryojiikeda.mot-art-museum.jp|
Ryoji Ikeda | b. 1966 | http://www.ryojiikeda.com
Ryoji Ikeda is Japan's leading electronic composer and sound artist who has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. Music, time and space are shaped by mathematical methods as Ikeda explores sound as sensation, pulling apart its physical properties to reveal its relationship with human perception. Since 1995, Ikeda has been intensely active through concerts, installations, and recordings, integrating sound, acoustics and sublime imagery.
Ryoji Ikeda +/- [ the infinite between 0 and 1]
Publisher: Esquire Magazine Japan Co., Ltd.
Distribution: ACCESS Publishing Co., Ltd.
Published in Japanese and English in April 2009.